Content Quality Assurance Editor - Contractor

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry seeks a Content Quality Assurance Editor who is passionate about storytelling to join our Contextual Content team. The Contextual Content team works to bring pioneering technology, historical records, and curated contextual content together in order to empower others in the telling of their story.
As a Content Quality Assurance Editor, you will conduct historical and collections-based research, provide support in the selection of imagery and other media, and prepare content for publication. A key responsibility for this position will be writing basic Java code.

This position reports to the Program Manager of Contextual Content and will work closely with them and the Content Editor to ensure the quality of the final product. The ideal candidate will be a capable and effective team player with a demonstrated ability to produce high quality work under tight deadlines.

What You'll Do:

  • Prep completed writing assignments for publication by writing basic Java code and creating rule definitions.
  • Assist with the selection and approval of images and other media to accompany editorial content.
  • Conduct historical and collections-based research.
  • Analyze collection data to determine usability for content creation.
  • Ensure each assignment adheres to the style guidelines, complies with department goals and values, and demonstrates audience awareness.
  • Collaborate challenging situations to deliver positive results.
  • Take ownership of quality and efficiency expectations.
  • Provide status updates and reports to the Program Manager and Content Editor as requested.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Program Manager or Content Editor.

  • Who You Are:

  • 2+ years professional experience.
  • Background in communications, journalism, English, history or related field preferred,
  • Basic understanding of Java.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement guidelines and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to a style guide.
  • Strong internet and research skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize several tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the desire and energy to achieve goals under tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Advocates customer thinking.
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to quickly get up to speed on new tasks and tools.
  • Background in history or family history helpful.

  • Ancestry is a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission: to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what lead to them. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, and we use this powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people uncover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb.
    Along with the chance to change lives and work with a fantastic group of people, we also offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits you can visit:

    Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

    Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.